Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 25: Wide receiver Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints is challenged by Demorrio Williams #51 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game on September 25, 2006 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tonight's game marks the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck last August, that the Superdome, which served as a temporary shelter to thousands of stranded victims in the wake of Katrina, has played host to an NFL game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs have released eight-year veteran linebacker Demorrio Williams, who had become a backup in recent seasons. The team announced the move Tuesday, one week before free agency begins. Williams joined the Chiefs in 2008 and had 22 starts in four seasons. He spent the previous four years with the Atlanta Falcons. By cutting the 31-year-old Williams, the Chiefs save about $2 million in salary cap space. Williams made 237 tackles (155 solo) as a Chief and frequently played on special teams.
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